By Helen Hill for MGHPCC
The potential for loss of property and life, has made earthquake forecasting and prediction an active area of research for statisticians and earth scientists. While it is not currently possible to make deterministic predictions of when and where earthquakes will happen, new techniques like those recently reported by the Meade Group in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard using computers housed at the MGHPCC, bring closer the day when the behavior of a seismically active region can me modeled quickly enough to be able to provide meaningful lifesaving guidance to at risk populations. Continue reading Neural Networks & Earthquakes
May 25, 2017
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On May 25, UMass Dartmouth will be hosting “HPC Day 2017” — a conference to showcase computationally intensive research by scientists from all over Massachusetts. The conference is being organized by the UMass Dartmouth Center for Scientific Computing & Visualization Research (CSCVR), and will feature speakers from the National Science Foundation, UMass, MIT, WPI, Northeastern, Harvard, and Boston University. Continue reading HPC Day 2017
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Mark Veyette is a PhD student at Boston University studying Astronomy. His research focuses on characterizing low mass stars and the exoplanets that orbit them. In particular, he studies the composition of M dwarf stars and how that relates to the types of planets that form around them. Continue reading Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing
AMHERST, Mass. – With a new cluster of specialized graphics processing units (GPUs) now installed at the MGHPCC, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is poised to attract the nation’s next crop of top Ph.D. students and researchers in such fields as artificial intelligence, computer vision and natural language processing, says associate professor Erik Learned-Miller of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS).
Continue reading UMass Amherst boosts deep learning research with powerful new GPU cluster
IOMICS Corporation is an award winning analytics company based in Worcester and Cambridge Massachusetts. In April 2016, IOMICS announced the release of its FUSION Analytics Platform™, a cloud-based software system for prescriptive analytics and rapid prototyping of advanced decision models for use in chemical engineering, medical research, and clinical care. FUSION is hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) under aegis of the Commonwealth Computational Cloud for Data Driven Biology (C3DDB).
Continue reading IOMICS: Precision Models to Protect the Environment, Accelerate Drug Development, and Improve Healthcare
Lincoln Lab’s new Dell EMC petaflop-scale supercomputer, housed at the MGHPCC, has 6 times more processing power and 20 times more bandwidth than its predecessor. Continue reading Lincoln Laboratory’s supercomputing system ranked most powerful in New England
Research progress is increasingly impacted by the available capacity of storage to flexibly exploit vast volumes of digital information. This is a trend across all fields of research, from astrophysics to zoology. The Northeast Storage Exchange (NESE) project, supported by the National Science Foundation, will create a next-generation storage infrastructure specifically targeted at enabling new levels of collaborative research for projects regularly involving petabytes or more of information. In a recent Harvard Gazette article NESE PIs explained why scientists need the expanded storage. Continue reading For Bigger Data, More Storage
In experiments echoing mice behavior, researchers emulate how brains recognize specific smells. The Harvard Gazette spotlights work by professor of molecular and cellular biology Venkatesh Murthy using computer housed at the MGHPCC.
Continue reading Teaching Computers to Identify Odors
Computational Chemistry Fuels Biofuels Research
University of Massachusetts Amherst computational chemist Scott Auerbach is using the MGHPCC in research helping him understand and optimize the process of producing fuels such as gasoline from plant biomass instead of from petroleum. Continue reading Grass to Gas